Ranters Lane, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 1HL | Property for sale | Savills
3,691 sq ft(342.90 sq m)
Excess of £1,650,000(€1,881,348)

Ranters LaneGoudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 1HL

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Occupying an idyllic setting with outstanding views to Goudhurst
  • Coming to the market for the first time in nearly 60 years
  • Unlisted twin oast conversion of substantial proportions
  • Beautiful gardens with well-kept topiary, orchards and cobnut trees
  • Former dairy with excellent entertaining room and further potential STTP
  • Delightful one bedroom weatherboarded detached cottage
  • Open bay garaging and further parking
  • Cranbrook school catchment area 2024
  • Marden station about 6.4 miles with frequent services to London

An idyllically situated unlisted twin oast, set amidst glorious gardens with a detached cottage and former dairy.

About this property

  • Trillinghurst Oast is a substantial twin kiln oast conversion which occupies an idyllic rural setting amidst stunning gardens and fields, providing the perfect environment for an array of flora and fauna. Now coming to the market for the first time in 60 years, this extremely versatile property comprises the principal four bedroom house believed to date from the late 19th century and enjoying wonderful views from nearly every aspect, a pretty detached weatherboarded cottage and a flexible former dairy. Whilst enjoying its magical setting, the property is only 1.5 miles away from the popular village of Goudhurst and it falls within Cranbrook School catchment area.

    Internal accommodation comprises; southerly facing reception rooms including a dining room with French doors opening to the terrace, a study, a home office/reading room and a sitting room, situated within one of the roundels. On the first floor there is an excellent 30ft drawing room with convector fire and picture windows to either end, affording superb views to both aspects.

    Off the inner hall, double doors open to a conservatory and several steps lead up to versatile roundel bedroom four. The well proportioned farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room, enjoying wonderful views, has an electric double oven, a four ring hob and space for various appliances. There is also a north facing walk-in larder with slate shelving and store cupboard. Completing the ground floor is a bathroom, a lobby/boot room with tongue and groove panelling and painted seat storage and a boiler room.

    On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, including the principal roundel bedroom suite with fitted cupboards, dressing area and double shower. The remaining bedrooms are served by a family bathroom and separate WC.

    Trillinghurst Oast is approached over a cattle grid, where a long drive and open fields to either side, winds around to the parking at the front of the house. The beautiful gardens and grounds, extending to over 7 acres, are an outstanding feature of the property, having been thoughtfully designed and planted they seamlessly merge more formal parts with the wildflower areas. There are deep herbaceous borders, rose beds, box topiary and an array of ancient and specimen trees including oaks, hawthorn and crab apple. Tucked away behind hedging, is a kitchen garden and compost area. An orchard, planted with apples, pears, plums and cobnut trees lies to the north of the gardens with lovely views towards Goudhurst.

    A former dairy has been converted and is currently used as a function/recreation room, a wonderful space with open fire to one end, a store room and utility area. This building offers immense potential, subject to relevant planning consents. There is also a double open bay garage with a garden shed.

    Trillinghurst Cottage is a very pretty weatherboarded cottage which nestles in the midst of one of the fields. Internally, it features an open plan kitchen/dining sitting room with wood burning stove, a double bedroom, bathroom and store room. There a small private area of garden enclosed by picket fencing and parking.

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The location of this property sets it apart from so many and the gardens and wild flower meadows are a beautiful addition

Duncan PetrieProperty agent

Local information

  • Trillinghurst Oast lies approximately1.5 miles to the south west of the historic village of Goudhurst. Vibrant is probably the best adjective to describe Goudhurst with its popular church, dating from 1170 and featured in Andrew Barr's 'The Nation's Favourite Churches', public houses, two village stores, pharmacy, coffee shop, petrol station, hairdressers and doctor's surgery. The local primary school is held in high regard and there is a village playing field and a public footpath accessible from the property.
  • Mainline rail services to London can be found at Marden (6.4 miles) and Paddock Wood (7.9 miles) and a high speed train service runs from Ashford to London St Pancras in about 37 minutes.
  • There is an excellent range of schools in the area in both the state and private sectors at primary and secondary levels. Trillinghurst Oast falls within Cranbrook School catchment and Goudhurst Primary School has an Outstanding Ofsted report.
  • Leisure facilities include Risebridge Health Club at Goudhurst, sailing and fishing at Bewl Water, riding, walking, mountain bike trails, climbing and activity centre in Bedgebury Forest and Pinetum and golf clubs include Dale Hill in Ticehurst and Rye.
  • The M25 via the A21 can be accessed at J5 and the M20 via J8 both providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airport and other motorway networks.
  • *All distance and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Main house: Oil fired central heating, mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Cottage: Heating via wood burning stove, mains electric and private drainage.
  • Trillinghurst Cottage: Council Tax band B
  • Agent's Note: A footpath runs along the drive and through the field.
  • Directions: From Goudhurst head in a westerly direction along the A262, turn left onto Ranters Lane (B2086) towards Kilndown. Proceed for about 0.8 of a mile and the drive leading to Trillinghurst Oast will be found on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G